There’s a case to be made for every new Chromebook to come with a minimum of 8 GB RAM. But that would raise prices in the sweet spot of sales and not everyone needs that much memory.
Now that Chrome OS 80 is out, any new Linux Crostini containers will run Debian Buster instead of Stretch. I restored a Stretch container backup on Buster but it didn’t work.
Did you download LibreOffice or some other Linux app as a .tar.gz file on your Chromebook? You’ll need to roll up your sleeves and run a few Linux commands to install it. Here’s how.
Although the feature has been around since August of 2018, many Chromebook users don’t know that in some cases you can install a Linux app without actually using Linux. Here’s how.
Need a handy guide for getting a Chromebook configured for web or app development? Check out the Chrome OS Developer Toolbox, which is filled with tips, configuration steps and links to tutorials.
Following experimental support for Linux on the Chromebook Pixel 2015 with Chrome OS 77, Google is moving the feature to eight other older Chrome OS devices.
Surprise! Chrome OS 79 introduced support for microphone audio capture in Linux apps on Chromebooks! It’s in the Stable Channel right now; here’s how to enable it.
The Chromium team is working on a new feature for Chrome OS 79 that will scale down CPU resources for Linux apps running in the background. That should improve browser and Android app performance on Chromebooks when needed.
Now that Linux on Chromebooks is available for the enterprise, how do IT admins plan to manage this feature? Recent code commits suggest that Red Hat Ansible will be integrated with Crostini for centralized, secure Linux app deployment.
After nearly 5 months of inactivity, code efforts to bring Linux app installation searches to the Chrome OS launcher have been paused. For now, you’ll need to find Linux apps for your Chromebook the old-fashioned way: Googling for them.
Although the Linux backup and restore of a Crostini container is working well for me on a Chromebook, the Chromium team feels it’s not quite ready for prime time. The feature will be disabled by default in Chrome OS 76 but you can still use it. Here’s how.